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WebMaker @TSSEP

“Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems” is a project of the U.S Department of State, organized by YES Alumni Bangladesh.

 

In today’s Information Age, a new era has begun with the technological revolution. With current technology it is possible to do almost anything with a little interaction. The world is just one click away! The Tech Solutions to Socio-Economic Problems – TSSEP – is a workshop followed by an assignment for conscious high school students (Grades 9 to 12) – the future of the nation who want to resolve any social problem with the help of technology. The TSSEP workshop will strengthen and ignite the inner force of the students about using technology as a tool for resolving social problems.
It is an opportunity for students to be engaged with such a noble initiative, after being trained by some of the most reputed journalists, social activists, and technological experts of the country. The team from each school will be using their newfound knowledge to make a visual representation (video/photo/drawing) of a selected social problem. The best representation of the problem and solution approach will be awarded the “Best TSSEP Award” during the closing ceremony.

The TSSEP will have representatives from 10 schools. Each school will send a team of three students enthusiastic about challenging social problems around them and possess the qualities of good leaders.

The Workshop
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center, Dhanmondi-27, Dhaka

The workshop day will be extensive with continuous seven hours of session’s time with health breaks. Through the sessions the students will learn about:
• Identification of Socio-Economic Problems
• Find Your Story
• Be a Journalist
• Tips for
o Writing,
o Editing and
o Interviewing
• Digital Storytelling
o Videography
o Photography
o Drawing
• Social Media for Social Problems: Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube; Blogging in a different way!
• Webmaking
• Make Your Own Cause: Planning and running a social cause

The Assignment
10 Days, 16-25 March 2014
Location: Students’ own communities and schools

Task One: Each school will create a visual representation (video/photo/drawing) of the identified problem and upload it on Facebook. They will spread the story using social media and other digital communication tools. In the whole process, they will try to find out a solution to the problem.
Task Two: Each team will hold a seminar in their own school and let other students know about different techniques and knowledge they have gained from the workshop.

Closing Ceremony
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Venue: American Center, Baridhara, Dhaka

Each school will present what they have done as Task One and Task Two in form of a short video presentation in front of audience from different sectors of the country. The jury board will decide which school gets the “Best TSSEP Award”.

Mozilla webmaker took one of their sessions where they were shown the tools of webmaker. Me along with Ashickur noor bro took 2 different session and also talked about open web.

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Speakers

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They were enlightened with mozilla volunteership and how it works. Some students seemed interested and contacted me later.

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Also some students wanted to do mozilla webmaker event at their school. At the end of the event they were given out swags.

 

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Students during seminar at their respective school

All the videos they made for the competition.

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Womaniya – Empowering more WOMEN in Tech(expanding woMoz)

From Ada Lovelace , women have played an important part in driving technology forward…..

I was lucky enough to get the invitation for Womaniya from the woMoz organizer Komal Ji Gandhi from India which took place this 8-9th March in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
On 6th January early in the morning I started for Delhi from Dhaka,Bangladesh and got connected with Bhopal flight. The organizer herself came to the airport to receive me warmly with a local volunteer, Vaibhab Bajaj. We went to our desired hotel and as I was tired so that day was an ‘Off’ for me to take rest. The next day early in the morning both of them came to pick me up to the volunteers stay place. Keeping my luggages we went to many places like meeting with the police AIG for confirming agenda and speakers, picking up womaniya teeshirts etc.
In the evening , I was just surfing around after taking some rest in the garden of the hotel while other mozillians Umesh Agarwal and Jafar Muhammad joined me in the hotel. Soumya Deb joined us later at night and Sumantro mukharjee joined us the next day during we were having our breakfast at hotel.

Day 1 starts:

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Womaniya welcomes us 🙂

As it was the first day of the event and all of our guests were supposed to come there on time we rushed there just after we had our breakfast to just check everything was perfect.
The event started sharp at 10.30. All the chief guests gave their valuable speech about women in the society, their safety, womens’ day celebration etc.

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We, MOZILLIANS started our main event after the lunch. Me and Komal gave brief idea about what woMoz and womaniya is and how it is related to each other. To make the brief talk more interactive we both asked each other about the reason why we are womoz and what inspired us to be a mozillian or contribute to Mozilla as a women.

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Later, Faisal sir explained what mozilla is and how it works.

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The crowd!

 

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Day 2 starts:
The next day we volunteers woke up early just to be before time to make sure that everything is going to be perfect. At 10.30 people started coming. We were amused to see that at least 70% people from the previous day joined us. “Passionate” – I MUST SAY!
Once they started taking place, we started with our first session(s). People were divided into small groups. FSA, APP DEV and Webmaker. Me, along with Umesh took the responsibility of FSA team.

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Deb was incharge of App Dev and Sumantro, along with me again in Webmaker. Komal helped all the volunteers during the sessions.
Faisal sir took an awesome session on l10n. Later on stage Deb showed app development.

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Following him, Faisal sir took Mozquiz. We also helped him with making questions on the spot! People were called on the stage and were given away cool swags by Pawan sir.

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Before wrapping up the event I ended up with my session. I explained what woMoz is, why we need more woMoz, the mission of Mozilla, how and who can contribute with us, how to get over from the restrictions, how to shine in life in tech as women etc. People seemed much energetic till the event ended. They were responsive during my session as well. After wrapping up with the event some girls seemed interested to join the winning team of woMoz and were very much impressed with my session.

 

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People taking swags, closing the event. They loved ’em

 

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A MUST group photo!

To be honest I am now missing Bhopal because every part of the city I visited during the event and free time, has given me such pleasure of travelling.

Slides I used to speak out through my session .

Day 1 pictures

Day 2 pictures

I recently got one make from webmaker about the event which is made by a local volunteer, chandan . I loved this make!

Covers by newspapers about the event:

1. http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/2-day-seminar-on-empowerment-of-women-organised.html

2. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/48032_684460238279550_1175593534_n.jpg

3. http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/police-to-hold-seminar-on-woman-empowerment.html

Online coverage by radio:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3894499901126


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A day with SUMO stars

The awesome NSU FSAs were thinking of doing one event where they could do mentoring on SUMO , yes Support Mozilla it is! After 2 weeks planning the event took place at North South University library.

on 3rd March, 2014 the event started sharp at 1 pm in the library. People were divided into small groups for better communication and learnt different types of sumo contribution ways. They also signed up for the FSA program. Our main target was teaching L10n (Localization) (sumo kb) and AOA (Army Of Awesome) .

Zarif took the responsibility to teach AOA as well as doing AOA by himself on that day.

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Faria teaching a new FSA sumo kb l10n .

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While I was explaining Al-amin how those sumo badges are given away and whom are given away. We also answered few questions on the support forum .

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While newbies were busy doing contribution, FSAs also did not waste their time.

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WoMoz l10n! I was really amazed to see that newbies completed articles l10n without any break. Later we helped to fix typos.

We have a plan to write articles soon after we do good in this area.

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After the sumo worktime we had our lunch at 4pm. Some people are missing due to their class/ exam!

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That is how we ended up with our small event. We have planned to do more productive events online+offline both regarding SuMo.

Providing localized support has always been one of the core purposes of SUMO and I personally think SuMo is the best way to start contributing for a newbie and that’s why this areas has been chosen by the FSA team who worked hard to revise the localized kb . A special thanks to the team!

On REPS portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/sumo-day-with-nsufsa/

Things we contriibuted in: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/remo-sumo-day-with-nsufsa

Event Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phizkdayvil/sets/72157642260922754/

Blogs by other FSA who did mentor during the event :

http://zariftajwar.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/sumo-day-with-nsufsa/

http://r1nahian.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/sumo-day-with-nsufsa/

http://fariaexnsu.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/sumo-day-with-nsufsa-teaching-with-fun-d/

http://raiyadraad.blogspot.com/2014/03/sumo-day-with-nsufsa.html

Hashtag was: #SUMONSUFSA


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Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup 2014

Mozilla Bangladesh recently organized an event named “Mozilla Bangladesh Task Force Meetup and 2014 planning”. Mozilla Bangladesh community has grown 10 times in last couple of years. To better organize the community MozBD formed Task Force based on projects. This event was the first formal meetup and to plan 2014 and many other activities.

On Saturday, 22nd February, 2014, the day long event took place and the venue was Hotel 71.
I reached on the spot with excitement because on the day we were about to plan awesome events for 2014. I was just memorizing the events I planned/we some mozillians planned. I was making it sure that no event idea should be missed.
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Around 10.00 am the main event started with an ice-breaking session, where each of the mozillian had to say their name and do something funny like hand waving, face making etc. After that our main agenda started(Moz Foundation 2014 Goals)

Grow 10x , 1M

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Some core points we had discussions on  were: Australis Launch, Firefox OS, FxOS apps workshop in universities etc. During the discussions we were served with Morning tea and biscuits. Following this, we had S.W.O.T analysis. Each task force were given around one hour to devide into groups and have discussion. This analysis has a great impact on our future activities. After the analysis we wrote points in stickies and later some volunteers of specific TF wrote them on the ethar and the main discussion started. All the TF explained their priority points while other TF gave suggestions/info/asked questions.

We had lunch after finishing the session. we went to 19th floor to have yummy lunch. I couldn’t eat much but some enjoyed the food very much.

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Later, we went to the terrace and got MozBD teeshirts. Everyone seemed excited to have brand new tee shirt and later we had fun captures and group photos.

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The second half started with the presentation “Million Mozillians” by Mahay Alam Khan. We had a talk on MozStumbler,MozillaBD blog,website,gave new ideas. Later, we discussed 2014 road map/event plans. It was a pretty interactive session where I gave some inputs(yes,those memorized events).Other mozillians also suggested event types at new locations.

Wrapping up everything we did some photo sessions along with new mozillians,TF members, reps and WoMoz. Had a very qualityful day with some bainstorming ideas and thoughts to keep up our good work through contribution towards Mozilla.

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The day long activities with details will be found here 

On reps portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozilla-bangaldesh-task-force-meetup-and-2014-planning/

Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/112373427@N03/sets/72157641364214564/

See Mozilla Bangladesh TF leads and peers here

Thanks for reading! 🙂


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Hackjam with NSUFSA,NSUWF,NSUEC

After 1 month planning, the day came today! Exams and advising just ended last week, so our target was to do webmaker on holidays. This time we just expanded ourselves with 2 more clubs named NSU wireless Forum (deals with all the tech related events, teaches people about tech) and English Club. We have a good relation with these two clubs so we were expecting a good start with our university mates and our expectation came to reality today.

Early in the morning freezing with cool breeze me and my sister arrived at North South University, in half an hour all of our FSAs reached and the room was opened for us. While fixing internet and stuffs people started coming.

People seemed so excited about the event. Most of them brought laptops with internet(we had internet modems as well as NSU WIFI).

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Our fellow NSUFSA mate Rashik Ishrak Nahian welcomed everyone warmly and started talking about Mozilla. He covered contribution ways. I personally loved his slides a lot !

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His slide

Following him I started talking about FSA program, what’s it? How to join? Our benefits?Our activities?

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My slide

And then the core webmaker part was started by our own Kazi Rokib Ahmed(NSU Wireless forum Vice president, member of Eng club & FSA). He explained the basic steps of HTML & CSS to people. Most of them did not know how HTML and CSS works. They seemed damn interested to learn. Some of them asked some question as well while learning.

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The make he explained to people: http://goo.gl/D9o6z4

Following him, our awesome president of Wireless Forum Mursalin Kabir started taking his session. He took his session on X-Ray Goggles. The way he interacted with people was really good! Everyone enjoyed his session!

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Then one of our sweet woMoz took session on Popcorn, Faria Mahjabin. Her slides were a live popcorn to me! Anyone with the slides won’t face any problem to learn popcorn.

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After her our awesome & genius Towhidul Haque Roni took a session on Introduction to Firefox OS and how to make Apps.

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His slides

Then participants had hands on experience with Firefox OS developer preview.

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After that we divided participants into 3 groups of thimble, popcorn and x-ray goggles. They made some makes. Some of them were really good and some were really funny!

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To energize them up we gave them delicious pastries, drinks, samucha etc (Oh man, I am hungry now!)

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After having yummy food, we had Mozquiz of 10 questions which were set by our fellow NSUFSA Tuhin Sahir. Then we got our awesome winners who were given out cool swags of Mozilla. They seemed really happy to get some!

We got 11 new contributors from this event. Everyone loved the swags which were given away during the event. Mozilla Badge was popular and the webmaker stickers as well!

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At last we had a group photo, say : what does the fox say???

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Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!

Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
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People who cannot be said thanks in words : Mursalin Kabir,Rokib Tusky,Al-Amin,Zarif Tajwar,Faria mahjabin,Trisa Islam,Salman Nusrat,Rashik Ishrak Nahiyan,Anush Anilkumar & Tanha Islam 😉

Hashtag was : #hackjamnsufsa
Our club on Facebook: Group , Page
All the makes people made who attended:
https://tanzina.makes.org/thimble/book-cover (Best Make from girls)
https://rakibdew.makes.org/thimble/iron-man-movie-poster
https://wordhulhasan.makes.org/thimble/movie-poster-mozillian
https://tamannajahan.makes.org/thimble/animating-posternsu-firefox-community
https://akibasad.makes.org/thimble/postcard-welcome-to-dhaka
https://n24.makes.org/thimble/n24-productions
http://samiha94.makes.org/goggles/samiha94s-remix-of-the-daily-star-breaking-amp-latest-news-from-bangladesh-2
https://mohammed_faislam.makes.org/thimble/animating-poster
https://xeroanonymous93.makes.org/thimble/nsufsa (Best Make from guys)
https://r-i-nahian.makes.org/thimble/6-session-in-hackjam
https://roni.makes.org/thimble/nsufsa31jan
https://faria_newfsa.makes.org/popcorn/1q8h
https://al-amin.makes.org/thimble/hackjam-picture-album


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Geek Girls Hangout @DHK

 We the WoMoz are mainly dedicated to improving women’s visibility and involvement in Free/Open Source and Mozilla, and to increase the number of women contributors. So we the Bangladeshi WoMoz along with  the help of MozBD had a small informal meet up planning about the future events of WoMoz.
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Event was conducted by me(Tanha Islam) , Laila Mustari . We were 6 in numbers. We had girls from 2 different institute. We talked about how to get more women from different aspects. We had 2 newbie with us who were Tahmima Chowdhury Nawrin and her classmate. We had a s.w.o.t analysis of our past activities and planned about future events, how to make them successful ! Our short meet up for 2 hours was successful!
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Points we discussed:
-WoMoz
-Firefox club (what to & how to)
-Webmaker
-Future events(types)
-MozCafe
-Hangouts to brainstorm awesome ideas to get more women in tech & mozilla
-Firefox OS(we had hands on experience as well 😉 )
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At last we had a group photo! 🙂

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Hashtag was : #gghangoutdhk , #MozBDEventIdea
WoMoz BD on fb: Group , Page


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NSU Firefox Student Ambassadors Meet-Up(II)

Hello people, whoever is giving me 5 minutes from his/her holiday to read my blog-post, yes! its worth 🙂

After 4 months 2 weeks we, the Firefox Student Ambassadors of North South University met for the second time with old and new both faces.

We started sharp at 10.00, almost everyone was on time. I started distributing swags to our student ambassadors, they seemed happy as it was their first time face to face meeting with me. We started with our agenda, our agenda was,

-Welcoming the new NSU FSA
-Discuss about the contribution ways
-Distribute work of upcoming FSA event
-Teach FSA about l10n
-Teach FSA about Webmaker templates localization
-Webmaker
-Mozquiz
As I lead the welcoming part, everyone was told to sign up . Then I started talking about contribution ways . Later on they were shown the Firefox OS(Developer preview).
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When we started discussing about future events & workshops, 2 of them(Saqib & Zarif) seemed interested to give us a place, YAY! 🙂
Then Rashik started talking about l10n, how it works and how to contribute with it, why is that necessary .
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Then I talked about webmaker, it’s templates localization.
Later on we started our HackJam! Special thanks to Rashik, Al-Amin, Shafayet who helped to make this event a success. They were Webmaker mentors for the day. We were divided into 3 groups for learning Thimble, Popcorn & X-Ray Goggles. In spite of of huge problem of wifi speed and network problem of modem they managed to teach each and everyone about Webmaking.

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Then, I talked about Mozilla foundation, persona, thunderbird, firefox OS, app of the month etc.
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After that we had one interesting but semi-easy MozQuiz where Zarif got 10 questions correct!Tuhin secured the second place(9), Raad and Momin bro secured 3rd place with same marks(8)..!They were gifted with Mobile bag, Mozilla sticker and tattoo !
All the FSA were given one specific make to remix it and some of those are:
Later we took a group photo(Saqib missing, he went for his midterm exam by that time)
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Special thanks to Trisa Islam for awesome photos, person behind the camera 🙂
Thanks everyone and happy holiday!